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Vintage Ray Ban Expert

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musehead, May 12, 2013.

  1. ProbablyBobably

    ProbablyBobably New Member

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    Are these Ray Bans? Got at a flea market. Lots of old stuff, some military stuff at table. It has "RB" on the nose guards, and the only engraving I can find on the frames is under the nose bridge that reads "59 [] 14"

    Is it possible they were military issued? Or just fakes? They look old. There is some oxidation on the metal under the plastic. We're they counterfeiting that long ago?

    Ray bans?? https://imgur.com/gallery/V5nt5zY

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  2. MattRiv

    MattRiv Distinguished Member

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    Couple things. I don't believe they started doing the RB on the nose pad until after they started having the Ray Ban logo, so it's possible that they are real, but they may have replacement lenses.
     

  3. ProbablyBobably

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    Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. I think prescription lenses, because I was wearing them and I'm near-sighted, and they help a bit.

    And if fake, only paid $3
     

  4. MattRiv

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    I think they are real RBs, just have aftermarket lenses. They are Made in Italy as well.
     

  5. ProbablyBobably

    ProbablyBobably New Member

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    Thanks for your expertise.
     

  6. oosterling

    oosterling Senior Member

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    Bausch and lomb ray ban had sometimes bl on the nosepads..
    Only luxottica ray bans had rb on the nosepads
     

  7. CHANDLER2

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    HELLO TO THE RESIDENT EXPERTS. I HAVE A PAIR OF RAY BANS THAT I MAKE TO BE CIR.LATE 1970'S. SMALL CARAVAN AVIATORS GOLD G15 52MM. TEMPLE TO TEMPLE 4 7/8" HEIGHT 1 5/8". THE HIGH NOSE CROSS PIECE IS MARKED(TOP) B&L RAY BAN USA &(BOTTOM) B&L 1/10 14K GF. THE LENS ARE ETCHED B&L (WEARER FACE LEFT) TOP CENTER SO FAINT THAT I OVERLOOKED THEM UNTIL I WAS PRODDED BY RESEARCH. MY REQUEST TO YOU IS CAN YOU AGREE WITH MY VIEW OR IS THERE SOMETHING I HAVE NOT DISCOVERED? SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS (IF YOU CAN, POOR PHOTOG) NOTE: HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE PHOTO UPLOAD...WILL DIAGNOSE AND POST LATER. CHANDLER2
     

  8. Opiemn

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    IMG_20180913_083332.jpg IMG_20180913_083332.jpg IMG_20180913_083341.jpg IMG_20180913_083356.jpg IMG_20180913_083407.jpg Picked these up and trying to identify them. B&l is on both lenses. No model number on the front frames which is throwing me off
     

  9. RandiG

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    Hi, I have a pair of vintage Ray Ban Wayfarers and I would like to know how old they are, but am having a very hard time finding out, so if anyone here could help me out it would be much appreciated! I added some pictures here.
    On the back of the left arm is 'L2009 YSAS' and further towards the front 'WAYFARER'
    On the right arm is 'B&L RAY-BAN U.S.A'
    On the back above right lense is 'B&L 5024'
    They have 'BL' edged on both lenses.

    Any information about these would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! IMG_0028.JPG IMG_0029.JPG IMG_0039.JPG IMG_0040.JPG IMG_0041.JPG IMG_0042.JPG IMG_0043.JPG
     

  10. Babyquackquack

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    Hi I found a pair of vintage Raybans in my grandfathers house and I was wondering how authentic they are and how protective the lens are against UV rays. F0A514E0-4701-4CF8-BD46-551D246B0D2E.jpeg CCEC4786-4C89-43C1-909E-045CCA26E64B.jpeg 3DF21478-CEF4-4CAE-9218-D05B92FB5149.jpeg 6C069DF8-E67E-4CCB-B7E9-CEA40314F702.jpeg 4038E49B-4DD6-47D0-A131-3B17202F6A3D.jpeg CD50BCAD-EED1-487E-BDBA-7A684987D1A6.jpeg 177FB003-217A-4695-86A4-C1FC091BD50E.jpeg
     

  11. mmafia1

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    Hi I have a few pairs of vintage BL ray bans which I'm looking to sell. Does anyone have any good selling sites which I could use? Not really keen on eBay, their feed take the mickey especially once PayPal take their cut as well .
    For sale are , rose changeable shooters , mint condition,
    Ray ban fantasees,
    Blue changeable shooters, I also have various other vg condition ray bans .
    If anyone can help, that would be great.
     

  13. Ivana

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    Hello, could you please tell we what kind of ray- ban it is and how old they are? There is BL written on the lenses and B&L RAY-BAN U.S.A. on the top of the glasses. Thank you 20181007_200348.jpg 20181007_200120.jpg
     

  14. oosterling

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    They are aviators. Outdoorsman to be precise because they have the plastic eyebrow bar.
    The model came first to the market and still luxottica ray ban in the exact same shape exists.
    Yours seem to hae grey changeable lenses meaning photochromatic. Or maybe superchangeables which darken fast. Those lenses got first introduces in the early 70s maybe mid / end 60s. However at that time frames were gold color. Black chrome frames are more recent..maybe emid / end 70s
    are the lenses etched?
     

  15. Ivana

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    Thank you. Yes, they are etched, there is written BL on them.
     

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